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Survey results show Police staff strongly committed

Survey results show Police staff strongly committed

Organisational results from Police’s independent annual voluntary Workplace Survey continue to show high levels of engagement and commitment amongst Police staff.

Deputy Chief Executive People, Kaye Ryan said the 2017 survey, released today, showed similarly strong levels of engagement with the 2016 survey, with results dipping very slightly but remaining high and stable at just over 72%, with the organisation’s performance index also staying stable at just over 63%.

“These results reflect that overall we continue to have a highly committed and motivated workforce, with the top rating response showing that 88.6% of staff remain strongly committed to the work they do.

“The survey authors also note that relative to other state sector organisations, Police is a highly satisfied, committed group of employees who are willing to go the extra mile to help the organisation to succeed,” Ms Ryan said.

“Other positives were that a high proportion of staff consider we have a working environment that is built on respect and integrity, and that they get a personal sense of achievement from their jobs, while also feeling that Police is an enjoyable place to work.

“The authors also noted that the targeted actions taken by Police since the Commission of Inquiry 10 years ago has helped transform Police’s culture, creating a safer work environment.”

Ms Ryan said the survey had also identified a number of areas for improvement, including in the areas of communication, employee recognition and better connecting employees with Police’s vision and purpose.

“We acknowledge there are areas where we still have some work to do to lift engagement, and will be focusing on these going forward.”

This is the eighth year the survey has run, which Ms Ryan said provided an important barometer of how staff thought and felt about their work and the organisation’s strategic direction and culture.

“The comprehensive feedback provided by our staff provides us with a valuable opportunity to see how we are performing against other state sector agencies as well as gauge our own progress across a range of areas, and we thank all of our staff who took the time to provide their thoughts.

This underpins our commitment to making to make Police an even better place to work and New Zealand a safer country.”

The survey was completed by 7,777 employees and has a margin of error of 0.7%.

ENDS

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